If you or a loved one is living with diabetes, you are invited to take part in free ongoing education and support programs offered by the Diabetes Education Program at Saint Anne’s Hospital.

Nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association, Saint Anne’s Diabetes Education Program is staffed by certified diabetes educators who provide patients and their families with a comprehensive, personalized array of services.

Upcoming programs in July include:

Diabetes education and support is a free program for adults with diabetes and their families. Led by Saint Anne’s certified diabetes educators, monthly meetings address topics of interest and help to those living with diabetes. This program meets each month on the second Wednesday of the month. There is no charge, and participants do not need to be patients of Saint Anne’s Hospital.  Topics vary each month. Next program: July 11. Time: 1-2 p.m. Topic: “Osteoporosis Prevention and Management.”

Insulin User Group. This monthly group is designed especially for patients with diabetes who use insulin, or those who are considering the use of insulin, via pen, syringe, “V-Go” device, or pump. It is a great opportunity to talk to and learn from other insulin users who face the same challenges. This group meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Next group: July 12. Time: 6-7 p.m.

Both programs meet in the Nannery Conference Room in Clemence Hall at Saint Anne’s Hospital, 795 Middle Street, Fall River. Participants do not need to be patients of Saint Anne’s Hospital, and new patients and family members are welcome. Advance registration is not required for these programs; walk-ins are welcome. There is no charge.

To learn more about support and education programs or other diabetes services, call Rose Marie Couto, RN, CDE, certified diabetes educator, 508-235-5391.